Published: Feb. 1, 2019

Johns Hopkins professor to talk history, blackness and the digital

By: Madeline Kelly University Communications kellym35@msu.eduContact(s): Cody Mejeur English, Yomaira Figueroa English

Michigan State University’s College of Arts and Letters will host Jessica Marie Johnson, assistant professor of history at Johns Hopkins University, for a talk “Dark Codex: History, Blackness and the Digital,” from noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 8 in Room 303 at the International Center. 

Johnson is a historian of Atlantic slavery and the Atlantic African diaspora, where she has a special interest in research focusing on black diasporic freedom struggles from slavery to emancipation. 

As a digital humanist, Johnson explores ways in which digital and social media disseminate and create historical narratives, particularly comparative histories of slavery and people of African descent. 

Other sponsors include Womxn of Color Initiatives, the Department of English and the English Feminisms, Gender and Sexualities Workshop. 

Lunch will be provided.

For more information, contact Yomaira Figueroa.

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